Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Comfort of Lies - Book Review

Juliette's husband Nathan admitted to his affair with Tia and promised to end it. Juliette forgave him and worked to save her marriage. Five years later, Juliette finds a letter in her mailbox. It's addressed to Nathan from Tia. Juliette opens the mail and discovers pictures of a little girl--the baby that Tia gave up for adoption and fathered by Nathan.

Stories and lives unravel as Nathan's acts of betrayal come back to haunt them all--Tia, the young woman who fell in love with him and hoped to spend her life with him; his wife and sons, and Caroline and Peter the parents of Savannah.

Writing with skill, Meyers creates a wholly real yet haunting family drama in The Comfort of Lies. The characters are at once sympathetic and the next moment so completely foolish. Meyers examines fidelity and forgiveness, family and love in a thoughtful and introspective novel.

I've been reading The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers with the Book Lovers Unite Book Club this month. Check out Traveling with T to read the discussion of the novel.


Anita said...

I read this one late last year, or early this year, I liked it, but didn't just love it. I thought some of the actions by both his wife and former mistress were unlikely.

Randy Susan Meyers said...

Thanks so much for your thoughtful review--I truly appreciate your time and insight.